With an ever-increasing digitalisation of our life, we heavily rely on electricity. Our current electricity grids, however, were designed for lower and simpler energy consumption. Right now, the electricity market is undergoing a profound change.
By using digital technology, smart grids offer greater energy efficiency and make it possible to integrate more renewable energy sources into the mix.
The EU-funded project ebalanceplus deals with technical, economic and social aspects of intelligent electricity grids and increases their flexibility and resilience.
Aims of the project
The aim of the project is to increase the flexibility of energy networks, to test new business models and to support important stakeholders with tailor-made end-user interfaces. It will test a variety of solutions at four real demonstration sites located in Spain, Italy, France and Denmark. Additional laboratory testing will address safety issues.
Another special feature of ebalanceplus is its social and market orientation.
From the outset, the project will take into account people’s needs and concerns in terms of innovation and smart grids. This increases the chances of the market adopting the technology.
The project work plan covers a 4-year period and involves 15 partners from 10 countries. All project activities and results are divided into 9 work packages, dealing with research, analysis, evaluation and exploitation to achieve future replicability.
A modular and scalable energy-management platform
Smart grid solutions to predict, unlock and increase grid flexibility
Resilience of distribution grids
Smart grid solutions to increase the resilience of distribution grids
With tailored end-user interfaces created in collaboration with the end users
New business models for the energy market
Developed in cooperation with the main market stakeholders